Conspiracies

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Robert A. Heinlein

“The trouble with conspiracies is that they rot internally.”
― Robert A. HeinleinThe Moon is a Harsh Mistress

“Why do we love the idea that people might be secretly working together to control and organise the world? Because we don’t like to face the fact that our world runs on a combination of chaos, incompetence and confusion.”
― Jonathan Cainer
Alan Moore

“The main thing that I learned about conspiracy theory, is that conspiracy theorists believe in a conspiracy because that is more comforting. The truth of the world is that it is actually chaotic. The truth is that it is not The Iluminati, or The Jewish Banking Conspiracy, or the Gray Alien Theory.The truth is far more frightening – Nobody is in control.

The world is rudderless.”

― Alan Moore

Thomas Pynchon

“What sort of an age is this where a man becomes one’s enemy only when his back is turned?”

― Thomas PynchonV.

Conspiracies

Truth

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Mark Twain

“If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.”
― Mark Twain

George Carlin

“The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.”

― George Carlin

Mark Twain

“A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
― Mark Twain
Mark Twain

“Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.”
― Mark Twain
Oscar Wilde

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.”

― Oscar Wilde

Truth

Betrayal

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William Blake

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”

― William Blake

David Levithan

“It was a mistake,” you said. But the cruel thing was, it felt like the mistake was mine, for trusting you.”
― David LevithanThe Lover’s Dictionary
Oscar Wilde

“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword”
― Oscar WildeThe Ballad Of Reading Gaol

Betrayal

The Past

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Chuck Palahniuk

“Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”
― Chuck PalahniukChoke

Margaret Atwood

“When we think of the past it’s the beautiful things we pick out. We want to believe it was all like that.”
― Margaret AtwoodThe Handmaid’s Tale
Robert Browning

“how sad and bad and mad it was – but then, how it was sweet”
― Robert Browning

Stephen R. Covey

“Live out of your imagination, not your history.”
― Stephen R. Covey
Adele Parks

“The past is for learning from and letting go. You can’t revisit it. It vanishes.”

― Adele ParksYoung Wives’ Tales

The Past

Satan Place

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C.S. Lewis

“I’m on Aslan’s side even if there isn’t any Aslan to lead it. I’m going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn’t any Narnia.”

― C.S. LewisThe Silver Chair

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.”
― Fyodor DostoyevskyThe Brothers Karamazov

Charlotte Brontë

“No sight so sad as that of a naughty child,” he began, “especially a naughty little girl. Do you know where the wicked go after death?””They go to hell,” was my ready and orthodox answer.

“And what is hell? Can you tell me that?”

“A pit full of fire.”

“And should you like to fall into that pit, and to be burning there for ever?”

“No, sir.”

“What must you do to avoid it?”

I deliberated a moment: my answer, when it did come was objectionable: “I must keep in good health and not die.”
― Charlotte BrontëJane Eyre

Aldous Huxley

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”
― Aldous Huxley
Oscar Wilde

“We are each our own devil, and we make this world our hell.”

― Oscar Wilde

Jean-Paul Sartre

“Hell is—other people!”

― Jean-Paul SartreNo Exit

Dante Alighieri

“The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.

― Dante AlighieriInferno

Satan Place

Following Directions

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Ernest Hemingway

“When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.”
― Ernest Hemingway

Sarah Dessen

“This is the problem with dealing with someone who is actually a good listener. They don’t jump in on your sentences, saving you from actually finishing them, or talk over you, allowing what you do manage to get out to be lost or altered in transit. Instead, they wait, so you have to keep going.”
― Sarah DessenJust Listen
Leo Buscaglia

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”

― Leo Buscaglia

Stephen R. Covey

“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. CoveyThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
“We have two ears and one mouth, so we should listen more than we say.”
― Zeno of Citium, as quoted by Diogenes Laërtius
John Wayne

“You’re short on ears and long on mouth.”
― John Wayne

Bernard M. Baruch

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.”

― Bernard M. Baruch

Agatha Christie

“An appreciative listener is always stimulating.”
― Agatha ChristieThe Mysterious Affair At Styles

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